From a magnum. Surprisingly approachable. Deep and dark in the glass, with an inviting nose of grilled herbs and cedar. Some well integrated oak on the palate, with deep dark fruit, smoke and menthol. A classy wine, one built for the long haul but drinking well at present.
This is really great. Thanks to Bennett for this bottle as well. It has classic Medoc markers of dark red cherry/berry, some earth and soil. It even has a nice spice box perception. In terms of mouthfeel and swallow, I would say it is on the more delicate side of St. Estephe. This 15 year old is drinking well now and certainly has a while before it peaks.
delightful! Extraordinary balance and smoothness. It seems every component harmonized into a new and wonderful experience. We weren't really discerning individual components. Some kind of alchemy happened here... This was way too easy to drink...
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(Calon Segur) We started with the St. Estephes and the 2000 Calon Segur. The Calon was long and refined in its nose, possessing great t ‘n a and nice peanut aromas. Sweet and sturdy, it was an outstanding nose with its perfume, cassis and minerals. Wendy noted ‘chocolate chip cookie dough.’ The palate had lots of acidity, and the wine was finish forward at first, rounding out yet still spiny in general. Wendy also admired its’ sweetness,’ and the Calon was tasty but a bit muted in the mouth overall
(Calon-Segur) This showed not so great. Nose of redcurrants, peppercorns and stones. Not too expressive. Ripe, juicy and bright with some nice dense fruit and dark berr flavors. Huge tannins but sneaky length indicates greatness in the future but not today.
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